The Traer Volunteer Ambulance Service will be holding its annual fundraider on May 15, the organization's only such event of 2013.
One of the many items the Ambulance Service will be looking to get funding for is their ambulance cots, which have a usable life of about eight years. The current cots are 15 years old. The problem has been complicated by rising costs-in 1998, the cost was about $6,000, while today it stands at around $15,000 for one ambulance cot.
There will be many denominations of Traer Bucks given out as prizes, including a grand prize of $250. There will also be cards for $150, $100 and $50 in Traer Bucks awarded at the drawing.
The Ambulance Service has 26 members, including 12 EMTs, seven paramedics and seven drivers. Generous donations from the community in the past have kept the staff equipped and trained.
For more information on the drawing or how you can help out the Traer Volunteer Ambulance Service, please contact Martin Herker at (319) 478-2084 or stop by at the ambulance building during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.